Jay Curia and his surfboard trailer, 1963. A 1963 editorial in our local daily stated, “Our tired shanks are a little too flabby to allow us the privilege of taking up surfing.... Now is the time to take whatever surveys are necessary to determine what should be done to give surfers maximum protection. At the same time, a code of conduct should be spelled out....”
The following year, a San Diegan vacationing in Hawaii sued a company for over $17,000 after being injured by a surfboard.
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